ETS2020 Tallinn, Estonia
25th IEEE European Test Symposium
May 25 - June 1, 2020
Tallinn, ESTONIA

Keynote Talks



Resilience of AI-driven Applications

Ravishankar K. Iyer, George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Ravishankar K. Iyer The emerging innovations in computer science and engineering are likely to come from “AI-systems” that seamlessly augment human capabilities and optimally interact with other manmade and natural systems with a focus on seamless availability of dynamic decision-making capabilities. Applications, such as, autonomous vehicles, robotic management and control, high performance computing, all driven by advanced data-analytics and artificial intelligence algorithms, have spawned a level of complexity where traditional fault-tolerance methods cannot form the backbone for resilient system design. Driven by observations of operational failures of autonomous vehicles, surgical robots, and extreme-scale computing systems as examples, this talk will present directions of research that leverage probabilistic graphical models (PGMs) for building and validating a new generation of resilient and safety-critical applications. 


Safety-Critical Applications: An EDA perspective

Alessandra Nardi, Software Engineering Group Director, Cadence Design Systems, USA

Alessandra Nardi Alessandra Nardi, Ph.D. is a Software Engineering Group Director at Cadence Design Systems and is responsible for driving R&D methodologies for automotive applications, focusing on functional safety and reliability. She holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy. After her postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, she held various R&D lead positions in Magma Design Automation, Synopsys and Cadence Design Systems spanning Statistical Static Timing Analysis, Library Characterization and Power Integrity.